It was a better week for anglers fishing the Aberdeenshire Dee last week with FishDee beats reporting 221 salmon and 30 sea trout, writes Dee Fisheries Development Officer, Ken Reid. And although reports in the current week suggest the river is now down to its bare summer bones, it is worth dwelling on the superlative summer sport that greets those fly-fishermen, and women, who are in the right place at the right time. Fish sprinting like Usain Bolt? Dancing nuns on roller blades? All will be explained..
We are delighted to share this festive message from our friends at the Atlantic Salmon Reserve.
Check out this incredible video footage via the Orvis fly fishing blog.
A report from Frontiers on the current state of play on the Ponoi.
The Salmon & Trout Association (S&TA), the Angling Trust and Fish Legal have written to the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquatic Science (CEFAS) to express their concerns over a proposal to farm rainbow trout off the shores of the South West of England.
Between September and the end of the year, the AST team will be updating their supporters in Northumberland, Northern Ireland and London with the results of the most exciting work in which the AST has ever been involved. New data about the lives of wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout at sea has now become available.
Check out the latest river reports from the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
The first month of Norway's short season has been characterised by a cold start with big rivers swollen with snowmelt and rainfall and salmon catches as a result confined to lower beats of some of Norway's most famous sportfish rivers. On the plus side some extraordinary salmon have been caught and the new month promises some red hot sporting action.
It was sad news to learn that Mike Fitzgerald, a great friend of the wild Atlantic salmon, has passed away. He was an extraordinary man, kind and thoughtful yet more than capable of meeting the demands of his remarkable business career.
Jim Haughey, chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund in Northern Ireland, has been appointed MBE in the UK’s New Year’s Honours List.